I'm warming up to President Obama.
Yesterday Obama had Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Mass police Sgt. Joseph Crowley over for a beer in the White House Rose Garden. Like me, our President knows that most conflicts can be solved over a couple of drinks. It works because you're either a happy drunk or an angry drunk. If you get two happys drinking the problem gets solved after 3 drinks. If you get at least one angry then the issue gets solved after 3 drinks and a fight. Either way you work things out.
So in an effort to get our fertile commenting minds going on this waste of a Friday let's see which NHLer - former or current - you would invite over for a beer.
Yes, I totally stole this idea from the 700level, a website that I would really enjoy if I didn't have a strong hatred for Philly sports.
My choice is Mike Sillinger. Silli has played for the Wings, Ducks, Canucks, Flyers, Lightning, Panthers, Senators, Bjs, Blues, Coyotes, Predators, Islanders, Cinci Reds, Indiana Pacers, Heavy Metal, Salsa, SUNY Stoneybrook and the '87 Mets.
He's a good hang and has been around long enough to know 1,000 good stories. I bet I could name a random player and have him throw out his favorite story about the dude. The possibilities are endless. Bress, can we get this on tape?
Oh, and congrats for making it to Friday. My trader has a 2PM flight to somewhere. I'll be racing him out the door.